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Collection Level Description: Papers of Geoffrey Milne

Reference: GB 0162 MSS.Brit.Emp.s.457
Title: Papers of Geoffrey Milne
Dates of Creation: 1924-1959
Extent: 4 boxes
Name of Creator: Geoffrey Milne

Language of Material: English

Administrative/Biographical History

Geoffrey Milne was born in 1898 and educated at Hymers College in Hull and Leeds University. During 1917-1919 he was on military service. In September 1923 he was appointed as an assistant lecturer at Leeds University. Five years later, in September 1928, he was appointed to the post of soil chemist at the East African Agricultural Research Station in Amani, Tanganyika Territory.

Scope and Content

Diaries, reports, memoranda, correspondence, etc. of Geoffrey Milne, as soil scientist in East Africa and the West Indies, 1924-1942; with "Soils of Sukumaland" (Tanganyika): a final report by C.G.T. Morrison, 1956, and miscellaneous printed material, 1924-1959.

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Listed as no. 927 in Manuscript Collections in Rhodes House Library Oxford, Accessions 1978-1994 (Oxford, Bodleian Library, 1996).

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Milne | Geoffrey | b 1898 | Agricultural Scientist Colonial Service

Morrison | C G T | fl 1956

Soil scientists

Soil chemistry


East African Agricultural Research Station

Africa, East

West Indies


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13 January 2012